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1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

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  • Year:
    1988
  • Inducted by:
    Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Category:
    Early Influences
Woody Guthrie - Signature

Hall of Fame Essay

1988

Andrew Schwartz

Woody Guthrie was a stubborn, moody, irresponsible and just plain ornery soul;  a hard-drinking egomaniac who ''borrowed” nearly all of the melodies of his many songs; an irregular source of support to his wives and children; and one of the world’s worst house guests.

Woody Guthrie was also one of America’s greatest folk poets and the author of literally thousands of songs, including "Pastures of Plenty,” "Reuben James,” "Grand Coulee Dam,” "Do Re Mi,”  "So Long, It’s Been Good to  Know You” and "This Land Is Your Land.”  

Woody Guthrie - Quote Image

his songs are going to last forever

Neil Young

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